Specialists should be drawn. Villarreal defeated Real Madrid by two points just three days before meeting Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Unai Emery’s team has now drawn five of their six league games, with the sole disappointment being that they did not get more out of the game.
Madrid came into the game averaging three goals per game and outscoring the rest of La Liga, but Villarreal had all of the shots on target in the first half and had almost 60% possession.
Villarreal’s only issue was that they were unable to convert their domination into goals. That meant the score was 0-0 at halftime, and Ancelotti could make a change at the break by taking Rodrygo out and replacing him with Eduardo Camavinga. Edu Militao got their first chance, but he headed Marco Asensio’s cross wide. Benzema missed Madrid’s next chance by a whisker.
Camavinga had given Madrid’s game a new lease on life. Benzema was even daring enough to sprint past Vinicius and cross, but he did not make it to the center.
Source: Daily Mail